Our Pastor

Rev Nathaniel Urshan



Rev. Nathaniel Urshan

Nathaniel Urshan has been in ministry for the Kingdom of God since 1994. He has travelled as an evangelist, planted churches in the United States and in Central America.  He has pastored in Florida, Mississippi and now serves as Pastor in Durham, North Carolina.  

He attended Christian Life College where he met his wife Jacqueline and after marrying in 1996, God gave them two boys Joseph and Benjamin.  Together, this young family would embark on a journey to help build God’s church in any capacity they were able.  

He founded the Rock Church of Ft. Myers, FL in 1998 and pastored there for 15 years.  After his resignation, the family moved to Roatan Honduras where they joined the work of God in the city of Coxen Hole.  After planting a second church in La Colonia, Sandy Bay they returned to the U.S. and travelled preaching the gospel.  In 2017 he accepted the pastorate in Southaven Mississippi and worked with the great congregation there for 2 1/2 years.  These formative years helped prepare the Urshan’s for the work God had in store for them in Durham.

In addition to planting churches and speaking around the world, Bro. Urshan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Strategic Leadership.  

His passion is reaching souls, teaching Bible Studies and developing people to reach their great potential in the purpose of God.  Key themes in his ministry focus are spiritual growth, education and entrepreneurship, all collaborating together for the glory of God.

In February 2020, Pastor Urshan took the pastorate at First Pentecostal Church, following the founding pastor Bishop Johnny Godair.  

Together with the great legacy already in place and the ministry team of FPC, the Urshan’s look forward to many years of blessing to continue the dynamic impact FPC has had in the community and around the world.  Come and join them as they stride into the bright future of the Kingdom!


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Durham, NC 27705

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